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Suzanne completed her master's degree in restorative dentistry at the University of Otago and obtained registration as a prosthodontist in Victoria, Australia. She worked in prosthodontic practice in central Melbourne until 2011, when she moved back to New Zealand to take up a teaching position with the University of Otago in the Department of Oral Rehabilitation.

She is a past president of the Australian Dental Association Victorian Branch (ADAVB) and a past honorary treasurer of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons and College nominee to the Australian Dental Council.

She has been associated with teaching at the University of Melbourne Dental School as a visiting clinical tutor to postgraduate and undergraduate students, and lecturer to overseas dentists in their registration training programme. Suzanne has lectured as a keynote speaker in Australia, New Zealand, and Hong Kong.

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Tel +64 3 479 7119

Suzanne Hanlin


Friedlander, L. T., Wallace, W. D. A., Broadbent, J. M., Hanlin, S. M., Lyons, K. M., Cannon, R. D., & Cooper, P. R. (2023). Preparedness and competency of New Zealand graduates for general dental practice: Perceptions from the workforce. Australian Dental Journal. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/adj.12981

Beumer, III, J., Faulkner, R. F., Lyons, K. M., Ma, S., Hanlin, S. M., & Orellana, D. (2022). Restoration of edentulous mandibles with overdentures. In J. Beumer, III, R. F. Faulkner, K. C. Shah & B. M. Wu (Eds.), Fundamentals of implant dentistry (Vol. 1): Prosthodontic principles. (2nd ed.) (pp. 123-158). Batavia, IL: Quintessence Publishing.

Jansen van Vuuren, W., Jansen van Vuuren, L., Aarts, J., Hanlin, S., & Waddell, J. N. (2020). Mechanical properties of denture base resin materials: CAD/CAM versus traditional heat-cure. New Zealand Dental Journal, 116(3), 81-89.

Thomson, W. M., Ibrahim, H., Lyons, K. M., Foster Page, L. A., & Hanlin, S. M. (2019). Personality, xerostomia and OHRQoL among 35-54-year-olds. Acta Odontologica Scandinavica, 77(2), 114-118. doi: 10.1080/00016357.2018.1510138

Falland-Cheung, L., Piccione, N., Zhao, T., Lazarjan, M. S., Hanlin, S., Jermy, M., & Waddell, J. N. (2016). Investigation of dental alginate and agar impression materials as a brain simulant for ballistic testing. Forensic Science International, 263, 169-175. doi: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2016.04.005

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